On methane, Mexico moves forward as the U.S. moves backward

August 14, 2018 • Lauren Pagel
Priscilla Villa co-authored this blog with Lauren Pagel On July 30th, Mexico released their new proposed safeguards to reduce oil and gas air pollution — specifically methane and associated toxic volatile organic compounds. These new standards are stronger than anything… More »

Fighting for Health and Home in Rural America

August 10, 2018 • Adrienne Bermingham
The oil and gas industry is dumping more than 8 million tons of methane and toxic pollutants into our air each year and having a substantial negative impact on public health. Recent research shows that air pollutants from oil and… More »

Shell’s Falcon: A Pipeline and an Incomplete Plan

August 8, 2018 • Leann Leiter
In late 2017, Shell Pipeline Company filed a 20,000 page application for permits to construct the 45-mile Falcon Ethane Pipeline —and that’s just for its route through Pennsylvania. But don’t be fooled by the huge volume of information: this plan… More »

Letter: Potential rulemaking allowing road spreading of oil and gas wastewater

August 1, 2018 • Earthworks et al

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Dirty Mining Rider Left Out of Final Defense Bill

July 26, 2018 • Aaron Mintzes
Statement of Earthworks Senior Policy Counsel Aaron Mintzes “Today the House of Representatives put American communities and taxpayers ahead of foreign mining companies by passing a final defense bill without a dirty mining rider. This “critical” minerals rider was a… More »

Mining rider would gut bedrock environmental law

July 19, 2018 • Mark Squillace
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the granddaddy of federal environmental law. It requires federal agencies to look before they leap into a decision that could harm our environment. This simple but essential process is threatened by a rider… More »

Opposition Letter to House Amendment 647 to H.R. 5515

July 17, 2018 • Earthworks et al

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee to Hold Hearing on Interior’s “Critical” Minerals List

July 17, 2018
Background Today Earthworks’ Senior Policy Counsel is testifying before the full Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee as it examines the Department of the Interior’s Final List of Critical Minerals. Interior published the list in response to President Trump’s December 20, 2017 executive order,… More »